British Labour MEP takes over EU medical devices brief

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 23 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5839
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

Glenis Willmott, a British Labour member of the European Parliament, has been given the responsibility of leading the parliament’s input to new legislation tightening up European Union rules on medical devices.

Willmott, who leads the British Labour delegation in the European Parliament and is their health spokeswoman, expressed delight at her appointment. “After the scandals involving PIP [Poly Implant Prothèse] breast implants and metal on metal hip replacements, the …

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